Made in My Toun: curated and produced by Shona Thomson with partner Film Hub Scotland. Part of BFI Britain on Film…

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The BFI is the lead organisation for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive by:

  • Connecting audiences to the widest choice of British and World cinema
  • Preserving and restoring the most significant film collection in the world for today and future generations
  • Investing in creative, distinctive and entertaining work
  • Promoting British film and talent to the world
  • Growing the next generation of filmmakers and audiences

Britain on Film is a major project from the BFI National Archive, Regional and National Archives and rights holders from across the UK, supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery.


The BFI Film Audience Network is a major initiative developed by the BFI to enable film and events experts to work in partnership to boost film audiences across the UK, particularly in the areas of specialised and independent British film.

The Network is made up of nine Film Hubs which cover the whole of the UK.  Film Hub Scotland is led by Scottish Film, a consortium comprising the key arthouse cinemas and film festivals in Scotland.


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A Kind of Seeing is a creative exhibition enterprise curating and delivering commissions across cinema, live music and sound art with a focus on shared heritage.  The business is founded on the extensive experience and knowledge of local and community engagement work developed by Scottish curator and event producer Shona Thomson.

A Kind of Seeing projects are collaborations with clients, artists and communities from across the public, private and arts sectors reaching audiences across Scotland and internationally with a uniquely rewarding kind of seeing.  They’re about celebrating the audience experience of engaging with cultural heritage in a communal accessible setting to develop understanding and ownership for the future.  A Kind of Seeing commissions extend to programming and producing live events and tours, exhibition ambassador activity, developing grant applications, industry presentations, funding assessment panels, festival programming and strategic film exhibition project consultancy.



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The Moving Image Archive is Scotland’s national collection of moving image and is held at the National Library of Scotland.  The National Library collects, preserves and promotes access to films capturing Scotland and her people, from the early days of filmmaking to the present day.  In the Moving Image Archive you will discover over 46,000 items including film cans, videotapes and digital files.  You can watch over 1,700 clips and full-length films from the collection on the Moving Image Archive catalogue.

Many of the Archive’s items are unique and you cannot see them elsewhere. The collections are largely non-fiction and reflect:

  • Scottish social, cultural and industrial history
  • The lives of ordinary Scots across the generations
  • The achievements of Scottish film-makers in the craft of film production.



Scotland’s Urban Past (SUP) is a nationwide community engagement project about the history of Scotland’s towns and cities, led by Historic Environment Scotland supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. SUP supports all kinds of projects which help people investigate, record, engage with and celebrate the stories of buildings, streets, parks and more. Every project stems from a local community, while we provide free training and resources to turn ideas into reality.

Community groups and youth clubs with project ideas relating to Scottish towns and cities with populations over 3,000 are encouraged to get in touch by emailing [email protected].